Australia participates in largest Pacific illegal fishing surveillance operation

Fisheries Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) represented Australia in Operation Kurukuru, a multinational coordinated regional maritime surveillance exercise targeting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Pacific.

Fifteen Pacific nations participated in the operation, led by the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), and in collaboration with the Quadrilateral Defence Coordination Group, which comprises Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America.

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